Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Carolyn J. Henry,Mary Lynn Higginbotham

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437701981

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice provides you with all the tools needed to diagnose, stage, and manage the many different disease entities known as "cancer." This manual is designed to provide you with easy-to-access, clinically relevant details for complete care of the small animal cancer patient, while considering the needs, concerns, and capabilities of the client. It provides quick reference sections for information not included in current oncology texts, including drug interactions and resources for participation in clinical trials. All information is well referenced and the reference section on the accompanying website includes links to the original and related articles. The latest information including diagnostic procedures, treatment modalities, and outcome predictions to help clients make the best decisions for their pets. Expert contributors, renowned for clinical, as well as academic and research expertise, offer a wide breadth and depth of expertise. Full-color format provides accurate visual depictions of specific diseases and procedures to enhance your diagnostic capabilities. Key Points highlight critical information, enabling quick, easy access. Systems approach to diagnosis and management offers logical, systematic, head-to-tail procedure for accurate diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Extensive discussions of supportive care limit adverse events and increase patient survival and puts emergency information at the practitioner’s fingertips. Suggested readings highlight the latest information for further investigation and research. Comprehensive drug safety guidelines thoroughly discuss all information required to safely handle and administer cancer drugs. Helpful drug formularies offer available formulations, recommended dosages, toxicities, and relative costs. Chapter on how to access clinical trials provides helpful information and hope for patients and their caregivers.

Saunders Manual of Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Stephen J. Birchard,Robert G. Sherding

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 141606429X

Category: Medical

Page: 2032

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Meticulously organized by body system for optimal readability and ease of reference, the 3rd edition of this best-selling manual provides quick, comprehensive, and practical guidance on evaluating and managing a full range of common medical and surgical conditions encountered in small animal practice. Medical chapters discuss etiology, clinical signs, diagnoses and treatment, while surgical chapters discuss anatomy, preoperative considerations, procedures and postoperative care. It also contains an entire section devoted to avian and exotic pets and a comprehensive drug formulary. A consistent outline format provides easy access to information on etiology, clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment for each disease or disorder, as well as anatomy, preoperative conditions, techniques, and postoperative care for surgical procedures. Key Points draw attention to helpful tips and key concepts. Includes a comprehensive section covering diagnosis, treatment, and surgery for avian and exotic pets. Features new chapters that cover key topics such as physical therapy and rehabilitation, pain management, vaccination guidelines, and syncope. Includes the latest information on drugs and clinical equipment throughout.

Geriatrics, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: William D. Fortney

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145574798X

Category: Medical

Page: 252

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A comprehensive update on geriatrics for the small animal practitioner! Articles will include: clinical pathology interpretation in geriatric patients, geriatric pharmacology, sedation and anesthesia protocols for older patients, management strategies for chronic renal disease in older dogs and cats, alimentary neoplasia, thyroid disorders in the geriatric patient, nutrition for aging cats and dogs, canine and feline cognitive dysfunction syndrome, implementing a successful senior/geriatric health care program, complimentary/alternative medicine in age-related diseases, pain management in older patients, the diagnosis and management of age-related cardiac disease, dentistry in geriatric veterinary patients, and more!

Decision Making in Small Animal Oncology

Author: David J. Argyle,Malcolm J. Brearley,Michelle M. Turek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780813806594

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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Decision Making in Small Animal Oncology is a practical manual for the increasing number of veterinarians called upon to treat patients with cancer. This case-based quick reference leads practitioners through diagnosis, treatment, and management decisions, offering reliable guidance for more effective management of cancer care. With easy-to-follow algorithms to assist the reader through the critical thinking process, Decision Making in Small Animal Oncology answers the questions most commonly asked in daily practice to provide the cancer knowledge practitioners and students need in general practice.

Hematology, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Joanne B. Messick

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455743240

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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Current, important information on hematology for all small animal practitioners! Topics will include in-clinic automated hematology analyzers, quality control recommendations for point-of-care hematology analyzers, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy: indications, technique and evaluation, coombs testing and its diagnostic significance, principles and application of flow cytometry and cell sorting, hemolytic anemia due to erythrocyte enzymes deficiencies, role of hepcidin in iron metabolism and potential therapeutic applications, molecular diagnostic testing to identify hematologic malignancies, BCR-ABL in CML, a signaling pathway of initiation and transformation with potentials for targeted therapy, understanding the cause and consequences of neutropenia, hematologic abnormalities in the companion animal cancer patient, neutrophil function testing and application, application of thromboelastography to detect and monitor coagulopathies, evaluation and clinical application of platelet function testing, pathogenesis and most useful test for diagnosing and monitoring disseminated intravascular coagulation, and more!

Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Stephen P. DiBartola

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143770655X

Category: Medical

Page: 1520

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The leading reference for the diagnosis and management of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances in small animals, Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders in Small Animal Practice, 4th Edition provides cutting-edge, evidence-based guidelines to enhance your care of dogs and cats. Information is easy to find and easy to use, with comprehensive coverage including fluid and electrolyte physiology and pathophysiology and their clinical applications, as well as the newest advances in fluid therapy and a discussion of a new class of drugs called vaptans. Lead author Stephen DiBartola is a well-known speaker and the "go-to" expert in this field, and his team of contributors represents the most authoritative and respected clinicians and academicians in veterinary medicine. Over 30 expert contributors represent the "cream of the crop" in small animal medicine, ensuring that this edition provides the most authoritative and evidence-based guidelines. Scientific, evidence-based insights and advances integrate basic physiological principles into practice, covering patient evaluation, differential diagnosis, normal and abnormal clinical features and laboratory test results, approaches to therapy, technical aspects of therapy, patient monitoring, assessing risk, and prediction of outcomes for each disorder. Hundreds of tables, algorithms, and schematic drawings demonstrate the best approaches to diagnosis and treatment, highlighting the most important points in an easy-access format. Drug and dosage recommendations are included with treatment approaches in the Electrolyte Disorders section. Clear formulas in the Fluid Therapy section make it easier to determine the state of dehydration, fluid choice, and administration rate and volume in both healthy and diseased patients. Updated chapters cover the latest advances in fluid therapy in patient management, helping you understand and manage a wide range of potentially life-threatening metabolic disturbances. Expanded Disorders of Sodium and Water chapter includes information on a new class of drugs called vaptans, vasopressin receptor antagonists that may soon improve the ability to manage patients with chronic hyponatremia. Hundreds of new references cover the most up-to-date advances in fluid therapy, including renal failure and shock syndromes.

Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice: Small Animal Oncology E-Book

Author: Rob D. Foale,Jackie Demetriou

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049891

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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BSAVA Manuals in various topics, Blackwell, extent varies from 169 to 464 pages, price varies from £47 to £59 for members and £69 to £89 for non-members. - system based approach case based approach as opposed to Blackwell's disease based approach as we strongly feel that this approach is more beneficial for the practitioner - taking the veterinary practitioner as a starting point (the animal comes in the practice with certain symptoms, then what happens next) - our books will be synoptic, easy accessible and with the essential information (bullet points) for user-friendliness and easy access to the content. The majority of the BSAVA Manual have included a lot of information and have moved from bullet pointed text to more elaborate text. - we want the reader to understand why certain steps are taken by means of decision trees: if you do this, then this will happen; if you chose to follow this path, this will be the consequence, etc. It will be quite a challenge to get this right and may not be applicable to every case, but the other potential authors felt very strongly we should include this as this is lacking in the majority of books at the moment - full colour throughout; no plate sections - our books will not aim to cover the whole range, but concentrate on the most common cases that general/ small animal practitioners will see in their practice - coverage of dogs, cats and rabbits - ours will have handy format and flexi cover; BSAVA Manual published in very large format: 297 x 210 mm (American A4 - BSAVA Manuals do not provide the set-by-step guide as we propose - manuals have become top heavy recently and drift towards a more academic and less practical approach Dobson: Small Animal Oncology, 2001, Blackwell, 304 pages, $94.99 - written in note form and without using the case-based approach: from epidemiology, etiology, pathology and presentation through to staging, management, and prognosis of an chosen malignancy

Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis E-Book

A Book of Lists

Author: Mark Thompson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744522

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Small Animal Medical Differential Diagnosis, 2nd Edition is a practical, concise guide to the differential diagnosis, etiology, laboratory abnormalities, and classification of clinical signs and medical disorders in dogs and cats. By covering nearly every possible sign and clinical disorder relevant to small animal medical practice, this pocket-sized, rapid reference helps you make more reliable on-the-scene decisions. More than 400 lists bring the most important medical diagnostic information from multiple resources into a single rapid reference. An organized presentation of differential diagnoses by sign and symptom, disorder, and body system, facilitates quick and flexible access to information at many stages of the diagnostic work-up. Alphabetical listing of all relevant laboratory tests makes information easy to find for students and experienced practitioners alike. Easily identify the likeliest diagnosis by reviewing the possibilities listed in order of incidence. Pocket-sized for portability, practicality, and quick reference. NEW! Coverage of new disorders and syndromes expands the span of differential diagnoses to help you effectively evaluate more signs and symptoms. NEW! Addition of new and more widely used diagnostic and laboratory tests keeps you up-to-date as lab tests become more specialized and sophisticated.

Small Animal Oncology E-Book

An Introduction

Author: Susan M. North,Tania Ann Banks

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042501

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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A highly practical guide suitable for in-clinic reference, Small Animal Oncology has been designed for maximum ease of use and accessibility of information. Whilst giving clear and up-to-date briefing for the busy practitioner, it also is a valuable resource to the student with a special interest in oncology. This Introduction gives an overview of cancer biology and explains the principles of available therapies. There is up to date discussion on new and developing techniques and treatments, and guidance on when these are indicated. The book covers all common, most less common and some rare aspects of small animal oncology. accompanying Evolve website includes over 20 clinical cases to try your knowledge all-round practical, useful, every day essential guide to small animal oncology schematic approach gives quick access to information when you need it explains biology and the basic principles as well as indicating treatment options

Advances in Veterinary Oncology, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,

Author: Annette N. Smith

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323323529

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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This issue focuses on new advances in oncology in treating dogs and cats. Topics include: Use of metronomic chemotherapy in veterinary cancer patients, Evidence-based integrative medicine in clinical veterinary oncology, The role of surgery in multimodality cancer therapy for small animals, Cancer screening tests for small animals, Antibiotic use in veterinary oncology patients, Tyrosine kinase inhibitors in veterinary oncology practice, Stereotactic radiosurgery/Advances in veterinary radiation therapy, Tumor vaccines in veterinary oncology practice, Chemotherapy safety in clinical veterinary oncology, Role of neutering in cancer development, and more!